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What Date & Time Does War of the Worlds Season 2 Premiere?

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War of the Worlds Season 2 is almost here in the U.S., but exactly when can you start watching the new season? This post-apocalyptic series had a phenomenal first season, so you’ll no doubt want to watch the next season as soon as it is available. Here are all the details.

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The New Season Premieres on Sunday, June 6

War of the Worlds Season 2 premieres in the United States on Sunday, June 6, at 9 p.m. Eastern on Epix, according to a press release from the network. In other U.S. time zones, this is 8 p.m. Central, 7 p.m. Mountain, and 6 p.m. Pacific on Sunday, June 6. You can see Epix’s full schedule here, which should auto-adjust for your time zone. The episode will be re-airing at 11 p.m. Eastern and 2 a.m. Eastern (every other hour) after its original air time. (On Saturday, Epix will be airing a marathon from Season 1 in some regions.)

The new season will be eight episodes long. Richard Clark is directing episodes 1-4 and Ben A. Williams is directing episodes 5-8, Broadway World reported.

If you’re already seeing people commenting on the series, it’s because it’s already airing in France in its entirety. The last two episodes are airing in France on June 7, the day after the series begins in the United States. The entire second season was released in France on MyCanal for streaming on May 17, 2021. The season premiered in the UK on Fox on May 24, 2021.

The series is set in France and the UK.

What Channel Is Epix On?

Figuring out exactly what channel Epix is on for you (if you have a cable or satellite provider) is a little trickier. Your best option is to search on Google for “what channel is Epix on for …” and then add your cable provider and location. But here are some examples we were able to find (some may be outdated, but this can help you have a good jumping off point for finding the channel.)

  • Epix HD is on Channel 558 for DirecTV
  • On Spectrum, Epix’s channel depends on your region. For example, it’s 595 in Arizona, Texas, California and some other regions, and 655 in Alabama, and 676 in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mass., Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, and many other regions.
  • On Dish, Epix is on Channel 380 HD
  • On Verizon, Epix is on Channel 395 or in HD it’s on Channel 895 (and also available on Video on Demand too)
  • On Cox, you can learn Epix’s channel here.
  • On ATT Uverse, Epix HD is available on 1891-1894 (there are several Epix channels). In SD you can find it on 891-896. It’s also available on demand.

You can also catch War of the Worlds Season 2 on online if you have a cable subscription. Or you can purchase the Epix Now app for just $5.99/month (with a $2.99/month trial for the first three months.) You can purchase the app directly through Amazon here.

The new season will also be available on Amazon Prime in the U.S. For $5.99/month, you can get a monthly subscription to Epix on Amazon (the first 7 days are free), where you can see the new episodes as they’re released in the U.S. Season 1 is already available on Amazon Prime for streaming.

Season 2 is going to focus on a fight to take back the planet, Underground Press reported. At the end of the first season, Emily (played by Daisy Edgar-Jones) followed through on her own personal connection to the aliens and located their ship. The new season picks up six months later.

Epix writes about the new season in a press release:

In the first season of War of the Worlds, an alien attack all but wiped out mankind, with just a handful of humans fighting to survive.  And no one felt more rocked by the invasion than Emily (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who discovered she may have her own strange personal connection to the aliens.  Season two of War of the Worlds sees our characters left reeling by the possibility that the invaders could be human. A tense fight to take back the planet awaits them. For some, the sheer desperation to survive will lead them to contemplate sacrificing one of their own…

Series creator and writer Howard Overman told Underground Press about the series: “It was always my intention in the first series of War of the Worlds that the intricacies of human relationships would be at its heart. Watching these complex characters brought to life by such a fantastic cast of actors was a joy, and it’s been a thrill returning to their stories for series two.”

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    Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. She's a licensed attorney and has a master's in science and technology journalism. You can reach her at [email protected].

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